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March 09, 2007

Resonance FM programme is number one podcast on iTunes


One Life Left

Number-one-rated gaming podcast Resonance Fm's One Life Left wins Europe's only gaming radio show, broke its own download records for the fourth consecutive week Wednesday and ended the day in the prestigious #1 slot on iTunes for the first time in history. Beating out commercially-produced internet broadcasting from 1UP, PC Gamer, Official Xbox Magazine, EGM and Xbox Live's Major Nelson, the One Life Left podcast - available for free here - has won critical acclaim by industry commentators worldwide for its brave use of soundwaves to communicate the thrill of videogaming.

The number-one-rated show's success is unprecedented for a traditionally-broadcast gaming radio programme; not exactly surprising, since there are only two traditionally-broadcast gaming radio programmes on the planet. But it also marks a victory for non-commercial broadcasting in general and British broadcasting specifically. The iTunes top twenty is dominated by American magazine, website and mega-corporation-sponsored podcasts. One Life Left is supported and broadcast by Resonance FM, an arts-council funded station in London, UK, and remains wholly independent.

One Life Left's content is original and unique to the show, produced completely from scratch by a host of famous and not-quite-famous-yet contributors. The record-breaking Show #33, subtitled 'The Danger of Words', features many of those regulars and includes reviews, gaming gambling and fast-paced gaming poetry, as well as two bona-fide industry legends in audio disguise.

About One Life Left: Commissioned by London's award-winning Resonance 104.4 FM in early 2006, One Life Left began its second season in January 2007 in a new prime-time evening slot, and has grown from humbling, terrified, fumbling beginnings to become one of the station's most valued shows. One Life Left broadcasts every Monday from 08:00 - 09:00pm on Resonance 104.4FM and streams at www.resonancefm.com.

Ste Curran, Robert Howells and Ann Scantlebury present One Life Left which without fail is always a sweet blend of light-hearted discussion, music, interviews and ridiculous features, One Life Left is unique in gaming and in radio. Guests and contributors include industry legends past and present, many of whom continue to contribute regular features to the show under assumed names. OLL has broadcast from the Develop Conference and Edinburgh Festival, as well as covering a variety of events national and international, and have many exciting secret plans for 2007.

Posted by jo at March 9, 2007 07:57 AM